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500 homes evacuate as Montana wildfire grows

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Hundreds of people are being forced out of their homes in Montana due to a wildfire.

The Roaring Lion Fire is spreading so quickly, it's causing crews to change their warning systems.

"We have a three stage warning system. Stage one is a warning. Get your stuff ready. We skipped that. We didn't have time for it. Frankly, by the time we got crews up here it was very quickly after smoke was detected. We went straight to stage two which is please get out," the sheriff said from Ravalli County in Montana.

Churches and fairgrounds in Montana are now being set up as shelters.

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